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    #1

    He is not only tall but (also) handsome.

    1. He is not only tall but also handsome.
    2. He is not only tall but handsome.
    #1 is supposed to be correct. Is #2 really acceptable to native speakers?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: He is not only tall but (also) handsome.

    Both are fine.

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    #3

    Re: He is not only tall but (also) handsome.

    The second is unnatural for this AmE speaker. "Not only" is usually followed by "but also".

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